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Question about outlet placement at a "counter" in a dining room

Discussion in 'Residential Electrical Codes' started by sand, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. north star

    north star Sawhorse

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    Is there a Gas Shut Off Valve located within 6 ft. of the
    unvented gas appliance ?.......Also, what is the material
    over the gas appliance made of ?.......Is it stone, or some
    type of combustible "faux looking stone" material [ i.e. -
    clearance to combustibles ].

    IMO, ...that area screams for receptacles, whether they
    are required or not......The owner will use it as a countertop
    and as a mantle ( t.v., ...lava lamps, ...stereo equipt.,
    ...crock-pots, etc. ).


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  2. rgrace

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    I completely agree. That was poor planing on the electrical contractor. They should have insisted on some receptacle applications above that counter/work surface, using North Stars points as a means to convince the owner. Even an electronic picture frame that toggles through pictures requires power. If it were me ....... I'd be mounting a flat screen above that mantle and also place lamps on either side of it (the lighting in that room looks extremely weak) and include a couple of electronic picture frames.
     
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  3. mark handler

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    Use Pop Up Outlets CEC Code 406.5(E) for Countertops, instead of wall outlets
    All the wiring in the "cabinet".
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    "Nice", also great discussion about a topic that often comes up.
     
  5. north star

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    Technically, the area above the non-vented heating
    appliance is not a mantle, but rather cabinetry that
    will be used as a countertop........Mantles are above
    fireplaces !

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